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Winnipeg Human Rights News: October 22nd-28th, 2017

In this week’s news, Pallister finally reveals his climate plan (although it's missing key details), the National Homelessness conference takes place in Winnipeg, a man just wants to die, the letter bomber trial and Kelvin high school murder trial are underway, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertUpdate: Kierra Hather has been found safe. Scott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Journalist-turned-addictions counsellor brings harm reduction approach to Prairies: CBC

  2. Innovation key to solving homelessness: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Pride Winnipeg changing dates for festival, parade: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  4. Scaring up money for charity: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg's Bear Clan gets new vanCBC

  6. Helping the homeless by making winter bags: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Winnipeg pitches in to bring Art City back to inner city kids: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Thousands Gather for WeDay 2017: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Carter project worth $40M to Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

National Homelessness Conference in Winnipeg

  1. 'Dire' problem of Indigenous homelessness focus of national conference in Winnipeg: CBCAPTN News

  2. Delegates challenged to find solutions at conference on ending homelessness: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Front-line workers voice frustration at conference on ending homelessness: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Bonfire offers warmth as experts confront chilling facts of homelessness: CBC

  5. Feds propose $40-billion strategy to end homelessness: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Seeking homelessness solutions in a supportive setting: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. More than talk needed: Homelessness conference misses chance for real action:CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Program of acceptance a life-saver for LGBTTQ* youth: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'Be informed': Global advisor from UN Women talks about sexual violence in WinnipegCBC

  3. 'I have led women on, I've cheated': One man's #IHave storyCBC

  4. Finally, workplace abuse under fire: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Nowhere to go for Winnipeg man who lost legs in train accident after hospital discharge: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Regina, Winnipeg lead Canadian cities in proportion of new immigrantsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Islamic association advocates for additional educationWinnipeg Free Press

  3. More hands-on experience for refugeesWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Vietnam immigrants Look to help refugeesWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Flow of asylum seekers into province from U.S. levels off: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Former refugees to speak on Myanmar violence against Rohingya: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. How to make a home in Canada: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. New chemical cocktails found in Hudson Bay polar bearsCBC

  2. Environmentalists, hog industry clash: Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba’s Carbon Plan

  1. Video teases province's made in Manitoba green plan: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Pallister to outline plans for carbon levy cash: Winnipeg Free PressGlobe & Mail

  3. NDP, and now Tories, weak on climate-change: Manitoba auditor general: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba defies feds, unveils its own carbon pricing planWinnipeg Free Press,CBC

  5. Details hazy in Made-in-Manitoba green plan: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Ottawa will impose federal carbon price on Manitoba: Trudeau: Globe & Mail

  7. 'The devil's in the details': Local leaders still have questions about Manitoba climate plan: CBC


  1. Health Canada knew of massive gaps in First Nations child health care, documents show: CBC

  2. Mental health advocates fear review will prompt bed closures in Manitoba: CBC

  3. No health-care premium for Manitoba in 1st term, premier says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. WRHA posts negative net assets of $21.2 millionWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 'I feel totally abandoned': Manitoba woman waiting for knee surgery: CBC

  6. Most outpatient physio service ends Nov. 24, WRHA says: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Province alerting schools, daycares as mumps outbreak growsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Addressing a need for support: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Early results in health transformation 'promising,' authority says: CBC

  10. Health-care changes have cut wait times, improved care, WRHA and health minister say: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Custom-trained service dog 'has given me freedom,' says polio survivor: CBC

Crystal Meth in Winnipeg

  1. Winnipeg: A city wide awake on crystal methCBC

  2. Manitoba can, and should, do better for those fighting addictionCBC

  3. Winnipeg's 1st Crystal Meth Anonymous group launches to support those battling addiction: CBC

Delayed Access to Assisted Death

  1. Province's assisted dying team, Misericordia clash over elderly man's request to end his lifeWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Waiting to die: Winnipeg man says faith based hospital delayed access to assisted deathCBC

  3. A call to action to ease the affliction of lonelinessWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg man receives assisted-death assessment after concerns faith-based hospital caused delay: CBC


  1. Family of woman, 21, killed in Winnipeg shooting embark on 4-day honour walk: CBC

  2. Wondering how to get involved in reconciliation? Start by asking yourself these 5 questions: CBC

  3. Indigenous population growing rapidly, languages surging: census: CBC

  4. Manitoba's Indigenous population growth most noticeable among children: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Indigenous leaders' names floated for Supreme Court: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Formerly homeless Métis scholar rewrites the definition of Indigenous homelessness: CBC

  7. Program flying in northern First Nation kids to Bomber games expanded: CBC

  8. Sixties Scoop survivors on path to healing: CBC

  9. 60s Scoop survivors take to the streets of Winnipeg: APTN News

  10. APTN Investigates: Reliving Indian and Inuit Tuberculosis SanatoriumsAPTN News

  11. Winnipeg based company teaching communities how to grow healthy foodAPTN News

  12. Member of Parliament gives Cree speech that his colleagues didn't understand:APTN News

  13. A look at a fire keeper who helped provide a space for healingAPTN News

Justice & Crime

  1. Transit union says assaults on drivers will spike if Winnipeg reopens Portage and Main to pedestrians: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. RCMP employee blows whistle on lead contamination risk from firing range:CBC

  3. Breathalyzer delay for officer charged in fatal hit-and-run raises questions, former cop says: CBC

  4. Probe into hit and run is a chance for justice to be doneWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Sexual abuse victim says teachers' society threatening licence suspension for speaking publicly: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Winnipeg firefighter accused of sex assault released on bail: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Doctor faces sex-assault chargeWinnipeg Free Press

  8. 'He completely violated me': Winnipeg student talks about alleged assault by doctor: CBC

  9. Man, woman wanted in Winnipeg shooting deathCBC

  10. 'Very little is actually being done': Corrections Canada funded just 7 FASD assessments last year: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Thomas Hanaway charged with personating police for 9th timeCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Accused in murder trial hid drugs before calling 911, says witness: CBC

  3. Kelvin High School murder trial begins: CBC

  4. Jury reviewing video footage in case of stabbed teenager: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Ex-girlfriend testifies slain teen wasn't violentWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Murder victim's ex-girlfriend regrets not telling a teacher before fightCBC

  7. Manitoba seeks to free up courts with faster, cheaper divorce option: Globe & Mail 

Letter Bomber Trial

  1.  Gruesome details colour start of trial of accused bomber Guido Amsel:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Evidence contamination not possible, officer testifies during letter bomb trial: Winnipeg Free Press 

  3. Note instructed lawyer to push button on recording device with bomb inside, attempted murder trial told: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Officer's evidence-handling in focus at accused bomber's trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Guido Amsel's lawyers attack police's collection of evidenceCBC

  6. Defence chips away at police testimony: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. MP Carr reverses earlier promise to visit Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Organized crime will get edge on legalized pot, Manitoba premier says: CBC

  2. Pallister won't say if income test in the cards for property-tax credit: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Job losses in northern Manitoba could reach 1,500 in next 3 years: Briefing note:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Uber, taxi industry take fight over ride-sharing bill to committeeCBC

  5. Uber ready, waiting for WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Tuition hike 'worst attack on students in 20 years': Winnipeg Free Press

  7. From freeze to squeeze: Higher tuition puts pressure on Manitoba's students:CBC

  8. Province should slash communications budget, staff consultant says: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Pallister lashes out after NDP re-hires chief of staffWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Manitoba among leaders in plans for legal pot, Pallister says; 'that doesn't mean I like it': Winnipeg Free Press

  11. House Speaker chides Fletcher for revealing legislature evacuation security detailsWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Tories have no plan to lift NDP moratorium on school closures: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Council advised to settle lawsuit over condo project before Coun. Browaty testifies: CBC


  1. Omnitrax cuts shipments of fuel to Thompson: Winnipeg Free PressC

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